Zoar (Daniel Read)

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  • CPDL #32948:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 25 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval-note edition. Four other stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included. Re-formatted 2015-09-04. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #32949:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-09-14).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four other stanzas from Watts' paraphrase included. Re-formatted 2015-09-04.

General Information

Title: Zoar
First Line: Far as Thy name is known
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPsalm-tune   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1785 in The American Singing-Book

Description: A simple song, apparently written for newcomers to a singing-school. Words by Isaac Watts, his paraphrase of Psalm 48.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 48.